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Jeannie Marie Galioto

Jeannie Marie Galioto

Theater Arts

Focus: Costume Design

Sub-Focus: Costume Construction, Costume History, Millinery

Jeannie Marie Galioto

Assistant Professor and Costume Shop Manager

Jeannie Galioto is a Waukesha, Wisconsin native and an University of Minnesota alumn. After graduating, Jeannie started her own at home freelance costume design business in Minneapolis. Her work in the field consisted on working on films, such as Drop Dead Gorgeous; designed stage costumes for musicians, such as Slipknot and Gary Rue; and was the resident designer for The History Theater and freelanced all over the Twin Cities.

In 2004, the San Diego Repertory theatre moved Jeannie to San Diego to be their resident costume shop manager and designer. She worked there for two years and attended grad school in the meanwhile. Jeannie also held a teaching position at both San Diego State University and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She also found time to freelance design at various San Diego based theaters. Upon graduating from SDSU, she began teaching at Palomar College and worked as a costume crafts artisan for The La Jolla Playhouse and was the design assistant for the Broadway designer, Paul Tazewell. She got hired on as an assistant professor at USD in the fall of 2009. This year alone, Jeannie was honored with receiving a Patte Award for best costume design in 2009 for a show she designed for at the Diversionary Theater. Currently, Jeannie finished designing her first show for the University of San Diego, “The Country Wife”, and is currently working on The Saint Plays for the undergraduate program.

Educational Background

  • Milinery studies, Wayne Wickern, Seattle
  • MFA, Costume Design, San Diego State University
  • BS, Science in Costume Design, Minor in Studio Arts, University of Minnesota- Twin Cities


  • “Creating the Disparate Worlds of Urinetown: Costume Design for an Apocalyptic Musical.”

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